Komatsu Conexpo 2008 11/03/2008

At this years ConExpo 2008, Komatsu America Corp unveiled its latest addition to the excavator family. The PC270LC-8 hydraulic excavator comes with improved efficiency, operator comfort and fuel economy. The technology upgrades bring an ever more improved cab with operator comfort, low emission engine and improved fuel consumption. The Komatsu hydraulic excavator is used for general contracting and underground utilities installation. The PC270LC-8 has a powerful net horsepower of 187 hp and an operating weight of 65,336 to 67,393 pounds. It looks like Komatsu has done it again bringing powerful, hardworking body and innovative design with a highly efficient engine that uses advanced hydraulic systems and provide a leading edge in productivity, low fuel costs and low operator costs. Some of the special features that come with the Komatsu PC270LC-8 is the low emissions Komatsu SAA6D107E-1 engine that reduces NOx emissions with a accurate multi-staged fuel injection system. The engine is covered by the EPA Tier 3 emissions requirement and comes with an economy mode that further improves fuel consumption with an eco-gauge for energy-saving operations and an operator caution for extended idling.

The Komatsu comes with a hydraulic system that comes with an improved pump flow merge divide valve and high-efficiency hydraulic components that reduces pressure loss. This also comes with a new arm quick return circuit that reduces overall cycle times and improves productivity even more. Komatsu continue to pursue the highest levels of cab operator and comfort. The new cab is designed with a seamless tube structured cab framework to protect the operator in the event of a tip or rollover. The Komatsu PC270LC-8 is also equipped with the EMMS system (Equipment Management Monitoring System). This includes a maintenance function and trouble data memory function. The system also continually controls machine condition and start-up during operation, this means any abnormalities are instantly displayed, providing a safer and more productive machine.

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